These days, there’s no doubt about where to eat nearby the B sight hire at DeKalb Ave./Flatbush Ave. It’s the two month-old DeKalb Market Hall in Downtown Brooklyn, whose 40 food vendors fill many of the reduce turn of the new City Point building.
Like many food courts, it’s the cheeseburgers (from Hard Times Sundaes), corned beef sandwiches (from Katz’s Delicatessen) and dulce de leche-stuffed brioche (from Dulcinea) that captivate many diners, but healthier options are glorious too. For those, start with these 3 summer-perfect vendors.
Veggies are the star here
Two Tablespoons is maybe reduction a vegan/vegetarian kitchen as it is a unfeeling one. It relies not on processed beef and cheese stand-ins, but genuine food and layers of flavor. Its gratifying veggie burger, for example, is reduction a beef patty-replacer but its own craveable concoction. It boasts a hazed beet and black-bean burger, cashew-basil mayo, corn-cabbage salad, preserved cucumbers, and baby sour greens on a remarkably soothing whole wheat bun for $11.02. (Plus, you can get it with genuine cheese.)
There are several other vegetable-packed options, like ginger-miso soba noodles (with a hard-boiled egg, $13.32) or “macro bowls” like the “summer satori” ($13.32). Satori means “a remarkable enlightenment,” which is maybe what this bowl’s essence — tofu in cashew-basil mayo, vinaigrette-dressed quinoa, baby kale and a inane radish-cucumber salad — competence yield for some diners. The slightly-less-virtuous can span theirs with a watermelon-jalapeno shandy, aka a fruity beer-ade.
Two Tablespoons: 445 Albee Square W. in DeKalb Market Hall, Brooklyn; dekalbmarkethall.com
No chopsticks needed
When David Moo’s favorite sushi shop shuttered, he incited the set-back into a business opportunity. Already at work on a DeKalb Market Hall chronicle of Bunsmith, his two-year-old Asian Fusion grill in Crown Heights, he motionless to open a second stall. That is Daigo Hand Roll Bar, a partnership with Moo’s former sushi conductor Masanobu Ishikura. He’s an “old-school gentleman,” says Moo, who has 40 years of knowledge starting with his training in Japan.
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At Daigo, Ishikura creates normal palm rolls to order: toasted sheets of seaweed called nori are filled with still-warm sushi rice and primitive rectangles of yellowtail and soft-roasted jalapeño; dulcet mackerel and preserved ginger; or sleet crab and avocado. (Most are around $6).
They’re best systematic to stay, says Moon, when the rice is still comfortable and the nori “is at its crispiest.” Plus, station at the opposite to have one handed to you by Ishikura creates for one of the many zen practice in the hall.
Daigo Hand Roll Bar: 445 Albee Square W. in DeKalb Market Hall, Brooklyn; dekalbmarkethall.com
Hawaiian comfort food
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After Saeri Yoo Park sealed her modern-Korean restaurant, Moim, after scarcely a decade last year, she was looking for a new food plan — something easier and not particularly Korean.
“Then we found out about poke,” she says, referring to the Hawaiian tender fish plate she now serves at Wiki Wiki, where she’s also conduct chef. Poke is thick chunks of tender fish over rice, dressed with soy salsa and other toppings that yield color, break and contrast, some variations of which bear a similarity to dishes Park already knew. The “chojang” salmon with chili salsa ($13), for example, is a close relations to a Korean plate “I could eat everyday,” she says.
Saeri Yoo Park, owners and conduct cook of Wiki Wiki, serves poke bowls and other Hawaiian-style churned plates.
Park went to Hawaii to investigate its cuisine, which incorporates many influences from Asia. She came divided desirous — her menu also includes Hawaiian-style “mixed plates.” And she loves her new 172-square-foot-stand. At a grill you spend half your time on plumbing or other issues, but at the marketplace it’s some-more about the food, she says: “I’m really happy about what I’m doing.”
Wiki Wiki: 445 Albee Square W. in DeKalb Market Hall, Brooklyn; dekalbmarkethall.com